The best prof meetings for teaching?

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Wed Feb 24 18:09:30 EST 1999

I hope you (and others) didn't misunderstand my post.  I didn't want to
imply that scholarship on teaching was any less important than scholarship
on, say, evolution of the Annonaceae!  However, the first does demonstrate
that one has an interest in teaching and has tried to find ways to teach
more effectively.  The latter shows that you are interested in biology and
can do research to uncover new information about an interesting family of
angiosperms.  They are different.  Both are important.  I hope Ernest Boyer
is resting in peace!  I respect his work.

>>From David Kramer's reply to an original posting by Tom Bjorkman:
>>Giving a paper on your research is documentation of your scholarship and
>>evidence that you have shared your results with others.  Similarly, giving
>>a paper on pedagogical technique then listing this on your resume will show
>>the search committee that you care enough about teaching to share your
>>ideas with others.
>Poor Ernest Boyer will be spinning in his grave again.  There is a
>scholarship of teaching that should be every bit as important  as the
>scholarship of discovery; and application and integration for that matter.
>If we lose sight of that we end up propagating the system that led to the
>original posting.
>John Hoddinott,
>Professional Development Centre,
>University of New South Wales,
>Sydney, 2052, NSW, Australia.
>Tel:  61-2-9385-4991 Fax:  61-2-9385-5970
>e-mail: j.hoddinott at
>Senior Fellow, Philip Baxter College,
>University of New South Wales.
>Tel: 61-2-9315-0045 Fax: 61-2-9315-0030
>Professor, Biological Sciences,
>University of Alberta (on leave).

David W. Kramer, Ph.D.
Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906-1547
Phone:  (419) 755-4344      FAX:  (419) 755-4367
e-mail:  kramer.8 at

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